CBN soon to publish names of treasury looters —Buhari

Posted by News Express | 11 December 2015 | 3,051 times

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will soon publish the names of officials of the last administration of Godluck Jonathan who stole public funds and the amount surrendered to the coffers of the Federal Government.

President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this today while delivering the Keynote Address at the 15th Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation lecture series held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.

He said: “As I stated recently, a good number of people who abused their positions are voluntarily returning the illicit funds. I have heard it said that we should disclose the names of the people, and the amount returned. Yes, in due course, the Central Bank of Nigeria will make information available to the public on the surrendered funds, but I must remark that it is yet early days, and any disclosure now may jeopardise the possibility of bigger recoveries. But we owe Nigerians adequate information, and it shall come in due course. It is part of the collective effort to change our land from the bastion of corruption it currently is, to a place of probity and transparency.”

Buhari lamented the devatstaing effects of corruption on Nigeria, tressing the need for it to be decisively tackled.

“We must kill corruption before corruption kills us,” he said, adding: “Investigations are ongoing on public officers who served, or are still serving, and those whose conduct are questionable will be compelled to accept the path of honour and surrender their loots.”

•Photo shows President Buhari.


Source: News Express

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